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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby haoledugan » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:18 pm

All Arizonians:

Earlier I posted asking for people's thoughts on the Phoenix area, etc. (thanks to all those that replied), but I've been seeing something very troubling when looking around the internet... and that is Phoenix's poor air quality. A few resources site Phoenix as having the worst air quality in America! Do any of you have, have had, or are in fear of having medical conditions resulting from the air quaility in Phoenix? Am I correct to worry about this? Thanks again you guys!

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby gaud » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:26 pm

haoledugan wrote:All Arizonians:

Earlier I posted asking for people's thoughts on the Phoenix area, etc. (thanks to all those that replied), but I've been seeing something very troubling when looking around the internet... and that is Phoenix's poor air quality. A few resources site Phoenix as having the worst air quality in America! Do any of you have, have had, or are in fear of having medical conditions resulting from the air quaility in Phoenix? Am I correct to worry about this? Thanks again you guys!



I can see why you are concerned, considering your fear is a valid thing to be worried about. I have lived in Phoenix since I was 3, about 19 years total now. I can only speak personally, but I have not had ANY problems nor has anyone in my family with regards to illnesses of any sort relating to poor air quality. Not a single problem. That being said, there are certain days in the year where we do have poor air quality advisories, where people are advised to carpool if they can and what not, so there clearly is an air problem.

I am no doctor, but i would say that as long as you do not have any sort of pre-existing condition or family history of problems relating to air pollution that you will probably be fine as long as you are aware of it.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby bellamy » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:38 pm

haoledugan wrote:All Arizonians:

Earlier I posted asking for people's thoughts on the Phoenix area, etc. (thanks to all those that replied), but I've been seeing something very troubling when looking around the internet... and that is Phoenix's poor air quality. A few resources site Phoenix as having the worst air quality in America! Do any of you have, have had, or are in fear of having medical conditions resulting from the air quaility in Phoenix? Am I correct to worry about this? Thanks again you guys!

I have lived all around the country and in Phoenix for many years. Phoenix is in a valley so there are temp inversions in the winter but air quality is not a real health issue. Not only is there no comparison between LA and Phx but Phx is alot better than most major (and some small) cities in valleys. For instance Salt Lake City is much worse in my view ( pun intended).

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby Capitol A » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:40 pm

gaud wrote:
haoledugan wrote:All Arizonians:

Earlier I posted asking for people's thoughts on the Phoenix area, etc. (thanks to all those that replied), but I've been seeing something very troubling when looking around the internet... and that is Phoenix's poor air quality. A few resources site Phoenix as having the worst air quality in America! Do any of you have, have had, or are in fear of having medical conditions resulting from the air quaility in Phoenix? Am I correct to worry about this? Thanks again you guys!



I can see why you are concerned, considering your fear is a valid thing to be worried about. I have lived in Phoenix since I was 3, about 19 years total now. I can only speak personally, but I have not had ANY problems nor has anyone in my family with regards to illnesses of any sort relating to poor air quality. Not a single problem. That being said, there are certain days in the year where we do have poor air quality advisories, where people are advised to carpool if they can and what not, so there clearly is an air problem.

I am no doctor, but i would say that as long as you do not have any sort of pre-existing condition or family history of problems relating to air pollution that you will probably be fine as long as you are aware of it.

+1.
like I said earlier, I've lived in Phoenix for almost 30 years with no problem. This probably isn't the place to come to help with your tuberculosis (like it was for my great grandpa), but my buddies and I ride our bikes for up to 7hrs per day in the summer, and I don't know anyone with any air quality related health issues; but it is pretty gross when you're at the top of south mtn or 4peaks and you can see the brown cloud between you and the city.
Of course if air quality is a primary concern for you or someone in your family...you might consider boulder or Eugene, but if you just need it to be nice enough that you don't end up with black lung in 3 years from now, I think you'll be fine.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby Capitol A » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:45 pm

Haoledugan-
As you may be picking up...the people who live here love it. I think a few people come here from drastically different places and don't love it, but they are in the minority.
There are certainly negatives about Phoenix, but the positives outweigh them for most of us. There is a little boutique near my house that sells t shirts that say "love Phoenix or leave Phoenix," and they are pretty popular among the central Phoenix crowd.
Personally, my decision to attend ASU was ultimately made based on the fact that I never want to live more than about 3miles away from where I do right now....I was about to go into a bunch more things that I love about this place, but I'll save it, unless you want to hear it.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby haoledugan » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:31 pm

Capitol A wrote:Haoledugan-
As you may be picking up...the people who live here love it. I think a few people come here from drastically different places and don't love it, but they are in the minority.
There are certainly negatives about Phoenix, but the positives outweigh them for most of us. There is a little boutique near my house that sells t shirts that say "love Phoenix or leave Phoenix," and they are pretty popular among the central Phoenix crowd.
Personally, my decision to attend ASU was ultimately made based on the fact that I never want to live more than about 3miles away from where I do right now....I was about to go into a bunch more things that I love about this place, but I'll save it, unless you want to hear it.


You're absolutely right when you said "the people who live here love it". That's all I've been hearing (from this site and talking to individuals out and around). I'm pretty certain I'll be attending ASU this fall, but with a family of four - btw, none of us have any pre-existing respiratory conditions - I feel I owe it to them to do my research before making the decision... sometimes a family really takes the spontaneity out of things ;) The information you guys have been providing is fantastic and much appreciated!

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby AngelAuthor » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:02 am

haoledugan wrote:You're absolutely right when you said "the people who live here love it". That's all I've been hearing (from this site and talking to individuals out and around). I'm pretty certain I'll be attending ASU this fall, but with a family of four - btw, none of us have any pre-existing respiratory conditions - I feel I owe it to them to do my research before making the decision... sometimes a family really takes the spontaneity out of things ;) The information you guys have been providing is fantastic and much appreciated!

I also have a wife and two children. We've lived in the Phoenix area for more than 7 years now and have had no problems with any of the environmental conditions other than cursing the summer heat. :lol:

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby Veyron » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:23 am

haoledugan wrote:All Arizonians:

Earlier I posted asking for people's thoughts on the Phoenix area, etc. (thanks to all those that replied), but I've been seeing something very troubling when looking around the internet... and that is Phoenix's poor air quality. A few resources site Phoenix as having the worst air quality in America! Do any of you have, have had, or are in fear of having medical conditions resulting from the air quaility in Phoenix? Am I correct to worry about this? Thanks again you guys!


Phoenix has the "worst" air quality in america for one reason and one reason only - dust counts in the measurement. Believe it or not, deserts are more dusty than other places. Now you know.

Edit: And yes, Phoenix is pretty damn awsome.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby azkj » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:44 am

haoledugan wrote:
Capitol A wrote:Haoledugan-
As you may be picking up...the people who live here love it. I think a few people come here from drastically different places and don't love it, but they are in the minority.
There are certainly negatives about Phoenix, but the positives outweigh them for most of us. There is a little boutique near my house that sells t shirts that say "love Phoenix or leave Phoenix," and they are pretty popular among the central Phoenix crowd.
Personally, my decision to attend ASU was ultimately made based on the fact that I never want to live more than about 3miles away from where I do right now....I was about to go into a bunch more things that I love about this place, but I'll save it, unless you want to hear it.


You're absolutely right when you said "the people who live here love it". That's all I've been hearing (from this site and talking to individuals out and around). I'm pretty certain I'll be attending ASU this fall, but with a family of four - btw, none of us have any pre-existing respiratory conditions - I feel I owe it to them to do my research before making the decision... sometimes a family really takes the spontaneity out of things ;) The information you guys have been providing is fantastic and much appreciated!



To add my two cents... the transition will likely be hard on your family, especially if you move in the summer. The heat is intense and takes a lot of getting used to - those first few months after your move will be by far the hardest. They may not like AZ very much at first (I certainly didn't, when we moved here, in August, for my husband's job). However, 4+ years in I love it and don't want to live anywhere else.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby Capitol A » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:55 am

azkj wrote:
haoledugan wrote:
Capitol A wrote:Haoledugan-
As you may be picking up...the people who live here love it. I think a few people come here from drastically different places and don't love it, but they are in the minority.
There are certainly negatives about Phoenix, but the positives outweigh them for most of us. There is a little boutique near my house that sells t shirts that say "love Phoenix or leave Phoenix," and they are pretty popular among the central Phoenix crowd.
Personally, my decision to attend ASU was ultimately made based on the fact that I never want to live more than about 3miles away from where I do right now....I was about to go into a bunch more things that I love about this place, but I'll save it, unless you want to hear it.


You're absolutely right when you said "the people who live here love it". That's all I've been hearing (from this site and talking to individuals out and around). I'm pretty certain I'll be attending ASU this fall, but with a family of four - btw, none of us have any pre-existing respiratory conditions - I feel I owe it to them to do my research before making the decision... sometimes a family really takes the spontaneity out of things ;) The information you guys have been providing is fantastic and much appreciated!



To add my two cents... the transition will likely be hard on your family, especially if you move in the summer. The heat is intense and takes a lot of getting used to - those first few months after your move will be by far the hardest. They may not like AZ very much at first (I certainly didn't, when we moved here, in August, for my husband's job). However, 4+ years in I love it and don't want to live anywhere else.

Yeah, moving in Phx in the summer can be one of the most difficult experiences in your life :twisted:

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby JonSanchez2009 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:06 pm

Capitol A wrote:Yeah, moving in Phx in the summer can be one of the most difficult experiences in your life :twisted:


For all of my future ASU colleagues, when I smell bad and look miserable, I apologize in advance! Here, the highest temperature rarely, if ever, in the 'blazing' dead of summer ever gets close to the highs in Arizona winters.

Once it was like 72 here and I thought I was surely going to melt. Maybe I actually will!

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby JonSanchez2009 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:07 pm

Veyron wrote:
haoledugan wrote:All Arizonians:

Earlier I posted asking for people's thoughts on the Phoenix area, etc. (thanks to all those that replied), but I've been seeing something very troubling when looking around the internet... and that is Phoenix's poor air quality. A few resources site Phoenix as having the worst air quality in America! Do any of you have, have had, or are in fear of having medical conditions resulting from the air quaility in Phoenix? Am I correct to worry about this? Thanks again you guys!


Phoenix has the "worst" air quality in america for one reason and one reason only - dust counts in the measurement. Believe it or not, deserts are more dusty than other places. Now you know.

Edit: And yes, Phoenix is pretty damn awsome.


lol

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby MST3K » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:09 pm

I have lived in Phoenix my whole life and would agree with the above posters... it will absolutely suck to move here in the summer. BUT you will love the weather once mid-October comes around :)

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby gaud » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:22 pm

ASU at #40 for 2012

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby Capitol A » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:29 pm

gaud wrote:ASU at #40 for 2012

Only thing that matters...still higher than UofA.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby gaud » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:41 pm

Capitol A wrote:
gaud wrote:ASU at #40 for 2012

Only thing that matters...still higher than UofA.



haha....exactly

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby mala2 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:10 pm

Capitol A wrote:
gaud wrote:ASU at #40 for 2012

Only thing that matters...still higher than UofA.


uh yeah by 1 point! meaning there isn't much difference

At least the U of A is stable. ASU may fall a bit soon.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby MST3K » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:15 pm

Capitol A wrote:
gaud wrote:ASU at #40 for 2012

Only thing that matters...still higher than UofA.


Only thing that matters is Tucson is incredibly boring and smells awful.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby Capitol A » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:31 pm

mala2 wrote:
Capitol A wrote:
gaud wrote:ASU at #40 for 2012

Only thing that matters...still higher than UofA.


uh yeah by 1 point! meaning there isn't much difference

At least the U of A is stable. ASU may fall a bit soon.

Do you mean "dos" points?
If I'm not mistaken, ASU is number 40 and UA is numero 42
I hear that along with ASU's plan of weaning themselves from public funding, Jan Brewer has plans to give UofA back to it's rightful owners in Mexico.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby istara » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:20 pm

Tucson's air is much cleaner than Phoenix's.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby JonSanchez2009 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:03 pm

Capitol A wrote:
gaud wrote:ASU at #40 for 2012

Only thing that matters...still higher than UofA.


Not too early to begin to feel the rivalry eh? :)

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby JonSanchez2009 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:03 pm

Capitol A wrote:
mala2 wrote:
Capitol A wrote:
gaud wrote:ASU at #40 for 2012

Only thing that matters...still higher than UofA.


uh yeah by 1 point! meaning there isn't much difference

Jan Brewer has plans to give UofA back to it's rightful owners in Mexico.


Does this mean high ranking jobs with the drug cartels? May not be the most ethical choice, but if it pays well enough.....

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby Capitol A » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:20 pm

JonSanchez2009 wrote:
Capitol A wrote:
gaud wrote:ASU at #40 for 2012

Only thing that matters...still higher than UofA.


Not too early to begin to feel the rivalry eh? :)

As a lifelong phx resident, and ASU ug, I have always felt the rivalry with UA and with T-Town.
its a fun rivalry though...nowhere near as bitter as those big 10 or SEC rivalries.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby PancakeMonster » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:33 pm

Capitol A wrote:As a lifelong phx resident, and ASU ug, I have always felt the rivalry with UA and with T-Town.
its a fun rivalry though...nowhere near as bitter as those big 10 or SEC rivalries.


I think you are underestimating the ASU/UofA rivalry.

Graduating senior at ASU now and just got accepted to ASU law w/ $.

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Re: Arizona State 2011

Postby mala2 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:02 pm

Capitol A wrote:
mala2 wrote:
Capitol A wrote:
gaud wrote:ASU at #40 for 2012

Only thing that matters...still higher than UofA.


uh yeah by 1 point! meaning there isn't much difference

At least the U of A is stable. ASU may fall a bit soon.

Do you mean "dos" points?
If I'm not mistaken, ASU is number 40 and UA is numero 42
I hear that along with ASU's plan of weaning themselves from public funding, Jan Brewer has plans to give UofA back to it's rightful owners in Mexico.


1 point. 2 schools had 60 out of 100 and U of A had 59 out of 100, so the next available number slot was 42.




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